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PHOTO: Student Presenters Quant Concentration MA Students Present Research at Conferences

September 2, 2016

Three students recently presented methodological and empirical research at national and international conferences. Their presentations demonstrated their expertise in quantitative psychology and showcased the strength of the JMU Psychological Sciences program.

PHOTO: AwardeesPsychological Sciences Graduates 13 MA Students in Spring/Summer 2016

September 2, 2016

During the Spring and Summer of 2016, All 13 full time MA students in Psychological Sciences defended their theses and passed comps. All are now employed or in PhD programs at JMU or at other universities from New York to Florida.

PHOTO: JMU Student at VABA

JMU Students Attend 2016 VABA

April 20, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th, five graduate students, two faculty, and four alumni from the Psychological Sciences’ Behavior Analysis concentration attended the 12th Annual Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis Meeting and Conference, VABA, in Newport News, Virginia.

PHOTO: Students at VABAPsychological Sciences MA Program Wins Graduate School Thesis Award

April 8, 2016

Former Psychological Sciences graduate student, Liz Pyburn, was selected to receive The 2016 Graduate School Outstanding Thesis Award for the STEM, Health, and Behavioral Studies for her thesis project entitled “Persons Can Speak Louder Than Variables: Person-Centered Analysis and the Prediction of Student Success.”

PHOTO:ActigraphStudying Sleeping to Improve Lives

March 18, 2016

Dr. Jeff Dyche, Director of the Psychological Sciences program at JMU and a former research psychologist for the Navy, was recently contacted by a former colleague, Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Candy Wilson, to conduct research for the Geneva Foundation. This nonprofit organization funds research to improve the lives of servicemen and women.

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The Psychological Sciences Program adopts a mentorship model to training graduate students who are interested in advancing the science of psychology through basic and applied empirical research. More >